Winter is fast approaching, it’s time to batten down the hatches and wrap up warm – and the same goes for your property!
We’re not joking.
Protecting the outside of buildings with exterior composite cladding is a great idea in winter. In fact, it’s a great idea regardless of the season.
Want to know why?
Here the experts at HR Composites talk through the key advantages of using composite cladding and the benefits it could offer your home.
Why use composite wall cladding?
· Enhance kerb appeal
One of the most popular features of cladding is its ability to update the look of a property.
Not only can external cladding be used as an easy way to cover over unsightly walls and disguise problem areas, but it can boost the overall aesthetic of your home.
Opt for a colour that pops against the rest of the exterior walls or choose cladding that is sympathetic to its surroundings and blends in with existing facias and window frames.
Whether you choose to clad the entire building, specific walls or just to cover small sections, it’s a fast and efficient way to instantly modernise the appearance and boost external appeal.
· Lower maintenance
When cladding can transform the look of your home, it’s natural to worry that maintaining those good looks will require endless hard work and effort. But that’s the great bit – it doesn’t!
Highly durable, pre-coloured (with no need to paint or apply treatments – ever!) and built to withstand all the varied elements of the UK seasons, it’s a low-maintenance solution.
Lightweight, it’s super easy to fit and even easier to keep clean and look after. Unlike traditional wooden cladding, with composite, you get the added benefit of its innate durability.
· Reduce heating bills
The more insulated your property the more energy efficient it will be. So, by adding a layer of external composite cladding to outside walls, you’ll help to keep the cold out and trap heat in, resulting in lower energy bills.
With the ongoing global energy crisis, awareness around the importance of insulation – double glazing, cavity wall and roof insulation – has massively increased. Latest statistics highlight that the use of cavity and solid wall insulation use has risen from 37.7% of homes in 2008 to 49.3% in 2021, as we look to reduce the amount of energy needed to keep buildings warm and comfortable.
With cladding, not only will you enhance the look of your home, but you’ll also save money on heating bills. Sounds like a no-brainer to us.
· Sound insulation
It’s not just heat that cladding can contain – it can also help to control noise levels.
Keeping noise in to maintain your privacy and blocking out unwanted disturbances from outside, makes for a more peaceful property.
· Increase protection
Live in an exposed spot? Home near the coast? Harsh weather conditions can play havoc with the outside of property.
Wherever you call home, external cladding is a great way to add an extra layer of protection, helping to safeguard against weathering and corrosion and reinforcing the external defences of your home so that, whatever the weather, it’s protected.
Can cladding only be used outdoors?
No, that’s the great thing about it. These days more and more people are choosing to use cladding boards indoors as a quick and easy way to update the look of inside space. After all, when cladding can look this good, why keep it for outside?
TV wall, gaming zone for the teenager’s bedroom, attractive backdrop for an office space – there are so many ways interior composite cladding can be used.
Ready to get started?
With a great range of colours and profiles available, and a choice of free pick-up or fast, efficient delivery, why wait a moment longer?